Aurora

9:43am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Due To Threat, University Barred Aurora Shootings Suspect, Prosecutors Say

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 11:08 am

James Holmes in a Sept. 20 sheriff's photo.
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Getty Images

The man charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on July 20 threatened a University of Colorado psychiatrist about six weeks before the massacre and was barred from campus "as a result of those actions," according to local prosecutors.

They also say in court documents released this morning that James Holmes' alleged threat was reported to university police at the time.

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7:55am

Fri September 28, 2012
A Word With The Candidates

Aurora Positioned As The Linchpin In The 6th Congressional District

Mike Coffman is pictured to the left, Joe Miklosi to the right.
Coffman - U.S. House, Miklosi - Colorado House Democrats
  • Colorado Public Radio's Andrea Dukakis reports

For the 6th Congressional district, the big game changer is Aurora. In redistricting, the new boundaries take out a big chunk of Republican Douglas county to the south and replaced it with the more working class and Democratic north Aurora.

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3:29pm

Thu September 27, 2012
NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century

Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 11:00 am

Families in a predominantly Latino youth soccer league gather for matches in Aurora. Hispanics make up nearly a third of the city's population, according to the 2010 Census.
Megan Verlee for NPR

Aurora, Colo., became a familiar name this summer, in the wake of a mass shooting at a local movie theater.

But there's much more to this Denver suburb than the recent tragedy. Just ask Ethiopian immigrant Fekade Balcha. Balcha's apartment, on Aurora's north side, sits in a dense neighborhood of squat brick apartment buildings and tiny homes.

"You see, in our apartment, there are Russians, Mexicans, Africans," Balcha says. "From Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, and something like that."

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3:43pm

Fri September 21, 2012

2:47pm

Wed September 12, 2012
NPR Story

New Politics Emerge In Aurora, Colo., After Shooting

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 3:58 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish.

The deadly movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado has become a key issue in at least two tight congressional races in that battleground state. Since the attacks, two Democratic candidates - running in districts in and around Aurora - have called for stricter gun laws. But Republicans have accused them of trying to politicize the tragedy.

From member station KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.

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